The Mississippi Board of Pharmacy was established by legislative action in 1920. The mission of the Board is to protect and promote the health of Mississippi citizens by regulating and controlling the practice of pharmacy and the distribution of prescription drugs and devices.
The Mississippi Board of Pharmacy is comprised of seven pharmacist members, all appointed by the Governor. They are assisted by an administrative staff headed by an Executive Director appointed by the Board.
The Mississippi Board of Pharmacy has moved to expanded facilities located at 6360 I 55 North, Suite 400, Jackson, Mississippi 39211.Telephone numbers for the new location are 601-899-8880 for the main office and fax at 601-899-8851. The Prescription Monitoring Program may be reached at 601-899-0138 and fax at 601-899-8904.
NEWS AND EVENTS
Board Meeting Reminder: March 2019 | 3/14/2019
For upcoming Board Meeting Dates, Click Here.
MBP Tip Tuesday: Pharmacy Technicians | 3/12/2019
Pharmacy Technician Renewal Reminder: If you hold a Pharmacy Technician Registration with the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy then it is time for you to renew! Your deadline for renewal is quickly approaching - March 31, 2019. Renew Online Today!
Do you need to update your name, address or employment with us? You will need to use the Amendment to Permit Form located on our website to submit these changes. For a name change you must submit legal documentation in addition to this form. Amendment to Permit Form
Do you have questions regarding your National Certification Exam? You need to contact: PTCB (http://www.ptcb.org) or ExCpt (http://www.nhanow.com) directly for questions, fees, schedule dates and study material.
Opioid and Benzodiazepine Report: February 2019 | 2/26/2019"Today we are publishing a report update on Opioids and Benzodiazepines prescribed and dispensed in Mississippi through 2018. This report offers all stakeholders accurate information. The Mississippi Board of Pharmacy takes seriously our responsibility to the citizens of Mississippi. Part of that responsibility is not only collecting data through the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP), but additionally in the detailed analysis of that data. We will continue in our detailed study of this data and share updates when appropriate. In our effort to find ways to battle the Opioid Crisis in Mississippi, it is our hope this information will be used to make appropriate and practical decisions." - - Cheri Atwood, Director of Compliance, Mississippi Board of Pharmacy
MBP Regulation Updates | 2/15/2019The following regulations have been amended and became effective February 15, 2019:
ARTICLE VII RESPONSIBILITY OF PHARMACIST-IN-CHARGE (PIC)
ARTICLE XII PRESCRIPTION/ORDER REQUIRED AND REFILL AUTHORIZATION/RECORDKEEPING
- The amendment allows a pharmacist to serve as pharmacist-in-charge for both a community and institutional pharmacy simultaneously upon Board approval.
ARTICLE XL PHARMACY TECHNICIANS
- The amendment clarifies that a pharmacist may use professional judgment to dispense additional dosage units authorized by an original prescription for non-controlled maintenance medication to include refills.
ARTICLE XV ISSUANCE AND RECEIPT OF PRESCRIPTION COPIES
- The amendment allows pharmacy technicians to conduct medication histories in an institutional setting.
- The amendment clarifies that prescription copies may be transferred via facsimile.
New Research Suggests Opioid Deaths Will Rise Until 2020 | 2/15/2019A new projection of opioid overdose deaths rates suggests that even if there is steady progress in reducing prescription narcotic abuse across the country, the number of fatal overdoses -- which reached 47,600 in 2017 -- will rise sharply in the coming years. To read the full Los Angeles Times article, click here.
Board Member Larry Calvert requested this information be passed along to you as the fight against opioid abuse continues.
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